Misuse of Market Power

Misuse of Market Power

Recently, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed the ACCC’s appeal of the Pfizer case.[1] The ACCC alleged that Pfizer took advantage of its market power, in respect of a certain drug, with the ulti...
“Aussie Beer” made in China

“Aussie Beer” made in China?

The ACCC recently considered a case involving Independent Liquor Group’s (ILG) representation of their “Aussie Beer” product. The product name, “Aussie Beer” and packaging used multiple references to...
Are your products safe

Are your products safe?

The ACCC recently published an article warning of the dangers of water expanding balls, or "water beads" for children. These balls are very small, but expand to up to 400 times their original size whe...
No Relief for Nurofen

No Relief for Nurofen

The ACCC has initiated proceedings against Reckitt Benckiser (Australia) Pty Ltd, the company behind Nurofen Specific Pain tablets for allegedly making false or misleading claims. The compa...
Driving Traffic Through Exclusivity

Driving Traffic Through Exclusivity

Exclusivity agreements can be great for your business. By having exclusive access to certain brands or product, customers will be drawn to your store.  Having exclusivity over certain product can incr...
Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

Energy companies zapped for misleading conduct

As part of the ACCC’s focus on the energy sector last year, recently two energy companies, Origin Energy and Simply Energy (including some subsidiaries) have been hit with large penalties as a result...
How fair are your consumer contracts

How fair are your consumer contracts?

It was only a matter of time before we started seeing the ACCC taking action for unfair contract terms. Pretty much any contract we sign or agree to as a consumer is a 'consumer contract'. This includ...
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